By Sasha Gonzales
A Bloods gang member has been arrested in connection with two murders he allegedly committed in the Bronx earlier this year, authorities said.
Dane Richardson, 36, shot Nestor Ventura, 26, multiple times Aug. 18 as Ventura sat in a courtyard of an apartment complex on Commonwealth Avenue in Soundview shortly before 4 a.m, according to the NYPD.
Several weeks later, on Nov. 17, Richardson allegedly shot 19-year-old Stephon Brown to death and seriously wounded Brown’s 21-year-old brother outside the Soundview Houses, police said.
Brown, who lives in the complex, was shot in his back, police said. His brother, whose name was not made public, took a bullet to the arm, authorities said. He was expected to survive.
Richardson is expected to be charged with two counts of murder, attempted criminally negligent homicide, weapon possession, and drug possession.
It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.